EFESydney, Australia

Some 63 percent of Australian women parliamentarians have suffered some form of sexual harassment in their workplace, according to a report published Tuesday by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

The report, based on interactions with 1,723 people from 33 different organizations, reveals that 33 per cent of the Parliament's workers suffered at least one incident of sexual harassment, and 51 percent have suffered work harassment, sexual abuse or attempted rape.

The government commissioned the report after former government adviser Brittany Higgins denounced in February that a man working for the Liberal Party raped her in parliamentary offices in March 2019.

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